Congratulations to the Stirling players who have been selected for the Scotland Under-20 squad in the up-and-coming 2021 Under-20 Six Nations championships. Within the 32 player team, 5 Stirling players have been selected to represent Scotland in this squad, one of which being Captain.
Stirling forwards players George Breese, Alex Samuel (CAPTAIN), Max Williamson will be appearing in the squad as well as Backs players Euan Cunningham and Ross McKnight.
The infamous Six Nations is an annual international men’s rugby union competition held between England, Ireland, Italy, Wales and Scotland. The U20 Six Nations was suspended last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic in March and there was no winner for the 2020 Championship due to season scheduling constraints.
However one year on and Scotland is due to play the opening fixture of the championship against Ireland in just two weeks’ time. The matches are as follows:
● Scotland vs Ireland- Saturday 19 June (2pm kick off)
● Scotland vs England- Friday 25 June 2pm kick off)
● Scotland vs Italy- Thursday 1 July (2pm kick off)
● Scotland vs France- Wednesday 7 July (5pm kick off)
Scottish Rugby posted a quote from the Scotland U20 Head Coach Sean Lineen who said: “Over the last few months we have been preparing well for this tournament with a number of camps and sessions focusing on player development both on and off the pitch.
“Last month we had two training games against our English counterparts which were positive, they were useful exercises in game management and seeing how different combinations of players worked together.
“With just over two weeks until the opening fixture against Ireland the squad will assemble for one further training camp before we travel down to Cardiff.
“This squad have worked tirelessly over the last few months, there were some tough selection calls to make but we know that this group of players are set to play an exciting brand of rugby.”
For the full Scotland 2021 Under-20 Six Nations squad please click here